Subject: Serial console on SS2 under 1.4.1?
To: None <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/31/1999 13:04:50
I've just upgraded a SPARCstation 2 from 1.3.2 to 1.4.1 and my serial
console's gone all wiggy on me.  I've got a VT420 hanging off my sparc on
the DB25 "A" serial port, and for the longest time now I've been using it
as the console.  When I booted either the installation kernel or GENERIC
kernel for 1.4.1, I can't use the terminal for input once the kernel takes
over.  I can see the console output, but I have to plug in my type 4
keyboard to enter anything.  The terminal works fine as the console
when interacting with the boot prom.

Just after the kernel loads, I'm dropped to the "ok" prompt with the
following messages preceding the drop:

  Warning: unparseable stdin-path property
  Warning: unparseable stdout-path property
  cninit: invalid inSource 0xffffffff

At the "ok" prompt I go ahead and type "go" from the terminal.  The kernel
continues booting just fine, but from this point on I have to plug in the
type 4 keyboard to interact with the system.  The terminal still displays
output the output and I can see the characters echo'ed from the sun
keyboard on the terminal.

Both my input-device and output-device variables are set to "ttya" which
worked without problem under 1.3.2.

How do I make this work?

--- Brian Chase | | -----